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Apple CarPlay units

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Icepuck72, May 16, 2016.

  1. May 16, 2016 at 4:17 PM
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    Icepuck72

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    Subd. Same here, except w/o dvd. Also needs to have harness adapter.
     
  3. May 17, 2016 at 4:47 AM
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    I'm in the same boat for a new headunit. I'm between the apple play and the model with the GPS built in. If I change out my headunit with my new audio system I plan on getting new Kenwoods line. I just checked with crutchfield. They did not get a release date yet. The new models are suppose to be much faster.
     
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  5. May 17, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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    Curious too if AppleCar Play will every be bluetooth, rather than using a physical cord.
     
  6. May 17, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    I think the new Kenwood line will be. If you call crutchfield they are very helpful. I have bought products from them.
     
  7. May 17, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    You could always wirelessly broadcast to the headunit from the phone using Chromecast.
     
  8. May 17, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    I'm just speaking from what I have now. I have a Kenwood dvd and GPS in my other car for 3 years and I love it. Never a problem with it. It is hooked up to a killer audio system. Their are bad reviews on pioneer and Kenwood. I think it is the luck of the draw.
     
  9. May 29, 2016 at 1:31 PM
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    Installed a Pioneer AVH-4200NEX last week that supports CarPlay and couldn't be happier. Works so much better than Entune.
    image.jpg image.jpg
     
  10. May 29, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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    Yes it does have the auto eq but I haven't used it yet. I agree it sounds amazing and so much better than the stock unit. What kind of sub do you have?
     
  11. May 30, 2016 at 6:35 AM
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    Looks really nice and I bet it makes a big difference. I'm looking into getting a sub just haven't yet.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2016 at 6:11 AM
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    Can you still use your steering wheel controls with these devices?

    Do they alone improve sound quality significantly? I know some head units can make a big difference alone.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2016 at 6:17 AM
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    Can you tell us how easy the buttons are to push while trying to drive? I don't like the full on touch screen headunits. I like the buttons just because I feel they are safer to operate while driving. I notice these units have buttons but they almost look like a touch/button hybrid lol.
     
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    Yes you can still use the steering wheel controls. With my head unit I also got the Maestro box which lets you configure your steering wheel controls. For example where it was mentioned that the seek/search are backwards with the maestro you can fix that.

    Buttons are very easy to push on the head until but I normally just use steering wheel controls.

    Sound is much more improved with this head unit over the factory unit.
     
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    With harnesses from Crutchfield you don't have to splice into your harness at all or at least I didn't have to. Also my new unit will except the iDatalink by maestro and with that you can change the steering wheel controls so they aren't backwards.
     
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    Does the 4200NEX with with the Maestro adapter work with 2016 Tacoma with the factory JBL setup? Crutchfield listed the 4200NEX as "not compatible" with the JBL setup. I jumped on a chat with a rep at Crutchfield, they said they haven't tested it on 2016 JBL Tacoma yet so they listed like that. Since the Maestro can turn on the factory amp, I can't see why this wouldn't work with the factory JBL amp.
     
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  18. Jun 8, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    why are there 2 CarPlay threads?
     
  19. Jun 10, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    I have a 2011 and didn't need to splice anything into the harness. I only had to tie power and ground into the harness I used to hook up my AppRadio (Pioneer SPH-DA120) with.

    I used this model below to plug into the factory steering wheel connector:
    Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Wire Harness with RCA for 2003-Up Select Toyota/Scion/Lexus Vehicles. ** Please note this unit came with another (i.e. 2nd) wiring harness that you plug into the control module that metra provides. I realized after ordering and for a few minutes was confused on where it went.

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    Here is the steering wheel control interface I used which required no programming. If I want I can program it to act differently with my AppRadio but have not found a need/want yet to go through all that.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ugh..now that looks nice...but $572 out of my budget!!!
     

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